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MEC Construction Update February

If you have subscribed to Broadband Services you will receive monthly updates from MEC.  Here is the February update.



The colors of spring are still weeks away, but the colors of construction are popping up all around you as main line construction for your fiber internet service continues. This week crews expect to finish boring on Island Lake Road and continue boring on Werkner and N. Territorial Roads. There is also a lot of behind-the-scenes work going on that ultimately will result in getting fiber internet to your home.

525 township residents already have signed up for service, and we’re seeing new sign ups daily. Interested in talking with someone from MECabout fiber internet service? Representatives will be at the township hall for one day in March, April, and May to meet with interested township residents and answer your questions. Watch your March update for information on dates and times.

In the meantime, please continue to encourage your friends, family or neighbors within the township to visit www.teammidwest.com/lyndon and sign up for service before April 30 to take advantage of the free installation.

Construction Update 2-3 to 2-16

Areas referenced below can be located on this map

Work completed 2/3 through 2/9:
  • Bored 1,097 feet on Island Lake Road plus set 6 peds and 2 flowerpots
  • Bored 815 feet on Werkner Road plus set 4 peds and 1 tie-in
  • Bored 227 feet on South Drive
  • Bored 1,644 feet on N Territorial
  • 525 total sign-ups (170 Basic, 180 Ultra, 171 G, 4 undecided, 120 phone)
Work to be completed 2/10 through 2/16:
  • 4 crews on-site
  • Finish boring on Island Lake Road
  • Continue boring on Werkner Road and N Territorial Road

Construction Update January 20-February 9

Areas referenced below can be located on this map

Work completed 1/20 through 1/26:
  • Bored 1,008 feet on Island Lake Road (Island Lake PON)
  • Bored 245 feet on Werkner Road (Werkner PON)
  • Submitted WCRC permit application for Waterloo Road (the last one!)
  • Ordered remaining fiber
Due to the weather, no boring was completed between January 27 and February 1.
Work to be completed 2/3 through 2/9:
  • Continue boring on Island Lake Road (Island Lake PON) with 3 crews
  • Last of the fiber to be delivered to Canton warehouse
  • Submit 4 Livingston County Road Commission permit applications (Note: These permit applications will need to be signed by both Lyndon Township and H&M.)
    • Bowdish Road – Jaycox to Worden Road
    • Joslin Lake Road – county line to Barnum Road
    • Barnum Road – Hadley Road to Joslin Lake Road
    • Hadley Road – county line to Barnum Road

 **CANCELED** Broadband Implementation Committee Meeting 1-31-2019

This meeting has been canceled due to extreme weather conditions.  Updated schedule will be posted here when available. 

Proposed Agenda

LYNDON TOWNSHIP BROADBAND IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE MEETING
Chelsea Senior Center Room 114
512 Washington St, Chelsea, mi
Thursday,  January 31,
6:00pm

Agenda

Construction Update January 13-26

Areas referenced below can be located on this map

Work completed 1/13 through 1/19:
  • Continued boring on Island Lake Road (Island Lake PON)
  • Continued boring on Werkner Road (Werkner PON)
  • Found a residential location in central Lyndon Township for equipment holding
  • Received 24 WCRC permits for 23 roads
    • Beeman Road
    • Westborne Court
    • Osius Road
    • Oakridge Road
    • Boyce Road
    • Bowdish Road
    • Bush Road
    • Clark Lake Road
    • Lingane Road
    • Gaddis Road
    • Hadley Road
    • Joslin Lake Road (2 permits)
    • Guinan Road
    • Goodband Road
    • Fourth Street
    • First Street
    • Cassidy Road
    • Bartell Road
    • Leeke Road
    • North Lake Road
    • Second Street
    • Watt Road
    • Wild Goose Lake Road
  • Received 3 drain use permits from Washtenaw County Water Resources Commission (waiting for updated version with corrected expiration date)
  • MEC posted the January construction update
  • Residents who have not signed up for service yet received the January postcard
Work to be completed 1/20 through 1/26:
  • Continue boring on Island Lake Road (Island Lake PON)
  • Continue boring on Werkner Road (Werkner PON)
  • Submit WCRC permit application for Waterloo Road (3 WCRC permits remain to be approved – Waterloo Road, Joslin Lake Drive and Roepke Road)

Note:  Due to weather conditions and equipment issues, little boring progress has been made in the past two weeks.

MEC Monthly Construction Update

Subscribers to the broadband service received a January update from MEC


Over the last month, work crews with mini excavators and directional boring equipment have been hard at work as fiber internet construction continues. You’re probably seeing a lot of Miss Dig and proposed route flags and right-of-way markers going up. All great indicators that your fiber internet service is on the way.

Construction of the mainline from Chelsea to the township line is complete and work is underway along Werkner Road and nearby areas that have permitting completed. From mid December to early January, crews staked over 4,000 foot on Boyce Drive, and bored nearly 2,000 feet on Island Lake Road and 3,469 feet on Ellsworth Lake Road.

We know you’re eager! Please continue to encourage your friends, family or neighbors within the township to visit www.teammidwest.com/lyndon and sign up for service before April 30 to take advantage of the free installation.

Construction Update January 7-11

Areas referenced below can be located on this map

Work completed 1/7 through 1/11:
  • Continued boring on Island Lake Road (Island Lake PON)
  • Continued boring on Werkner Road (Werkner PON)
Work to be completed 1/7 through 1/11:
  • Three to four drill crews on-site
  • Continue boring on Island Lake Road (Island Lake PON)
  • Continue boring on Werkner Road (Werkner PON)
  • Place another fiber order
  • Find another holding location for construction equipment (expected to be at a Lyndon Township property owner as opposed to downtown Chelsea)
  • Identify a water source (not Chelsea) for construction crews
  • Submit WCRC permit for Hadley Road

Broadband Oversight Committee

Township of Lyndon is seeking residents for the Broadband Oversight Committee.

If you are interested please submit a letter of interest and resume to the Township.
You may submit your resumes via mail to:

Marc Keezer, Supervisor
Lyndon Township
17751 N. Territorial Road
Chelsea, MI 48118

Or email with attachment to: marckeezer@gmail.com

See posting on Township Web Site

Connections from Main Line to Homes

As you know,  there are many stages to take the project to conclusion.  At each stage we have hired highly qualified firms to carry out the work. This includes Consulting, Engineering, Outside Plant Construction and ISP (Internet Service Provider)
 We are currently in the process of selecting a firm to install the connections to our homes (drops).  We will have this selection process completed in the next few weeks.  Once we have a contractor on board,  we will develop the detailed schedule and process for making these home connections. We expect to begin this work in early spring.
If you have subscribed to the service , you will be receiving monthly updates via email from MEC our ISP.  Updates  are also being posted to lyndonbroadband.org